Ok, you can have your pigs feet. My mom loved those. Yuck. I'll keep my roast lamb LOL. Lamb chops, good, but too small for good eats.<quoted text>
Pigs feet are delicious,especially in spaghetti sauce. The flavor is scrumptious!
When the kids were little, I had to hide them from the kids...they never knew but I told them as they grew older.
I think it's what you grew up with to develop a taste for certain foods.
Christmas Eve, our tradition is fish....Calamari,shrimp,cod fish,lobster,and back in the day, eel and smelts.
Every family and ethnics have their own special traditions, and a lot of the traditions came from Europe,from our great grandparents and grandparents.
Every year, I try to keep most on the menu but as the kids get older and marry out of the circle, we sort of had to change it up and add American foods to the menu.
Which is fine!!!!!
I grew up very near Lake Erie, so am familiar with smelts. Many years ago, when I was working in Dayton, a native from India was one of our technicians for a project we had that was located located in Ottawa County. We went there to work and took him to dinner after we visited with the clients. The restaurant had fried smelts on the menu. We were pigging down on them and washing down with cold beer. I didn't think twice about it--it was familiar to me. But the Indian guy turned green and got sick, I won't describe what happened to him when we got back to our cars. Lake Erie food didn't agree with him much.
And I adore calamari. There's a Mediterranean restaurant on Hilliard-Rome Road that serves the best I've had locally.